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Poll Do you wear a facemask when you go out? (69 votes)

Yes 57%
No 41%

Hello,

I am curious whether you are wearing a facemask or some sort of barrier when you go outside.

Increasingly, it seems like nations that extensively wore facemasks have a lower rate of infection.

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#1 sakaiXx
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Yes.

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#2 DEVILinIRON
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I wear one when I go grocery shopping.

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#3 Ezekiel43
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No.

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#4 sealionact
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Haven't seen one yet here in Sweden.

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#6 Magnum3000
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@sakaixx said:

Yes.

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#7  Edited By madrocketeer
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Nope. Face masks don't actually do that much, due to being just a piece of porous fabric that gets moistened quickly. The best it can do is reduce the chance of you infecting other people a little bit if you have the virus.

Too many people seem to think a piece of cloth strapped to their faces make them immune or something. It is not a substitute for physical distancing and good hygiene.

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#8  Edited By DaVillain-  Moderator
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I just wear my N95 whenever I enter small buildings such as gas stations just to buy something and leave. Outside, I don't need to wear it, its only good for entering small places when it's crowded with people.

Edit: Its require to wear a mask at work and which is fine, I just order a cool looking mask cause wearing a hospital mask is a pain.

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#9 Kadin_Kai
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@madrocketeer said:

Nope. Face masks don't actually do that much, due to being just a piece of porous fabric that gets moistened quickly. The best it can do is reduce the chance of you infecting other people a little bit if you have the virus.

Too many people seem to think a piece of cloth strapped to their faces make them immune or something. It is not a substitute for physical distancing and good hygiene.

The most common type of facemasks worn across Asia are surgical face masks or medical grade face masks, they're actually composed from three layers. They're not porous unless you have a dodgy one.

But you're right, it does not make you immune, just an extra layer of protection.

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No, I don't think I will get Covid from where I live. (small town), far from anyone effected. I don't deal with customers anymore since the bar's closed, now I'm forced making pizza's/odd jobs (everything from IT to maintenance). Someone had it a month ago and due to the smallness of the town, once recovered. Got evicted and shunned until they moved from the area lol. They were meant to be in isolation as they just came back from holiday, but decided to not follow it. So everyone in town was super pissed.

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#11 VFighter
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I have to for work, and if I hit up the grocery store but in all reality I don't think they really do all that much.

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#12 RatchetClank92
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I wear one at work, thats it. Too many civillians went out and greedily loaded up on them and have taken away from those who ACTUALLY NEED them (health care workers and first responders). It is hilarious to see some of these fools wear their little blue gloves and mask into a grocery store to do their shopping and then wear the same PPE into their personal car where they go home... thus bringing everysingle contaminant they were trying to avoid into their car, home and all over their food. Most people do not understand how the gloves and masks are supposed to be used.

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#13 Byshop  Moderator
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Yes, we wear masks if we leave our property. Where I live they've asked everyone to wear masks when they go out so we are complying. My wife found a pattern online and sewed a few masks from some old fabric she had as well as an old pair of denim jeans for the inner lining and she made five total. One for her, one for each of our boys, and two for me so I have a rotation since I'm the designated errand runner. Realistically they don't do much but every bit helps and especially if we get sick we don't want to spread it. It's a minor inconvenience plus on the upshot you can have some fun with it. I've seen people craft some pretty cool patterns. Generally I'd say about 75% of the people I see out are wearing masks, but as mentioned more important is the keeping your distance.

I imagine working at a liquor store has to suck when literally everyone who comes into the store is dressed like they are planning on robbing the place.

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@Byshop: Our liquor stores are shut down. :( They are now selling it online, but since they have never done it before its a total cluster fk.

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#15 pyro1245
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No. I don't go out.

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#16 shellcase86
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@davillain- said:

I just wear my N95 whenever I enter small buildings such as gas stations just to buy something and leave. Outside, I don't need to wear it, its only good for entering small places when its fill with people.

I do the same. I put it on as I enter the building, or approach the doors.

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#17 plageus900
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No. I practice good hygiene and maintain social distancing.

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#18 watercrack445
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No, I haven't gone outside for a long time. Haven't even seen the sun yet.

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#19 DigitalNoodle
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@plageus900 said:

No. I practice good hygiene and maintain social distancing.

Same.

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#20 horgen  Moderator
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@DigitalNoodle said:
@plageus900 said:

No. I practice good hygiene and maintain social distancing.

Same.

Third... Also I wear one for 8 hours or more at work. I don't want to wear one when I leave work as well.

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#21 HEATHEN75
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Not yet but my wife just ordered us some online. I'll be sporting the Green Lantern mask.

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#22 plageus900
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@horgen: My company is providing us masks for optional wear, however in the clean room where close contact is necessary for safety reasons, my technicians must wear a mask under their bunny suit + a face shield. I ride a desk and yell at my collogues from 6 feet away, so I don't use one.

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@plageus900 said:

@horgen: My company is providing us masks for optional wear, however in the clean room where close contact is necessary for safety reasons, my technicians must wear a mask under their bunny suit + a face shield. I ride a desk and yell at my collogues from 6 feet away, so I don't use one.

We have to wear at work unless we work alone. And half the time or more, people in my department are required to wear one anyway due to work we do.

Honestly work is the last place I expect to get it. It is clean, air pumped in is filtrated, the whole lab have a higher air pressure than the rooms/space outside it. It's not certified clean room, but I think we are C rated in the lab and probably B in the LAF units.

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@vfighter said:

@Byshop: Our liquor stores are shut down. :( They are now selling it online, but since they have never done it before its a total cluster fk.

What is carried in liquor stores for you vs in markets? Here the only thing we can get in markets is beer. Everything else is liquor store territory.

They tried to shut down liquor stores and dispensaries here in Denver as part of the lockdown, but there was a mad dash on both the days before it was to go into effect. It only took them about 3 hours to reverse that decision:

https://www.denverpost.com/2020/03/23/liquor-stores-dispensaries-closing-denver-shelter-in-place/?fbclid=IwAR1ZahLBhXBJdAau_SRlhsaDYb_zW88ADgogQSyYg6VR2v9x9tek47OPwqw

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Yup. If I don't it's a $600 fine if I read the statement correctly.

Thanks, California.

Also I am still able to work on-site so my company is having us wear them as well. It's awful. I mean I support it don't get me wrong, but god damn wearing a mask is annoying as hell, especially at my job where it's hot, steamy, dirty, and I'm generally breathing hard and sweating a lot.

@Byshop said:
@vfighter said:

@Byshop: Our liquor stores are shut down. :( They are now selling it online, but since they have never done it before its a total cluster fk.

What is carried in liquor stores for you vs in markets? Here the only thing we can get in markets is beer. Everything else is liquor store territory.

As far as I can tell, everything.

BevMo, a giant liquor store chain in the US, just got on DoorDash for deliveries. I went on there and looked and they have just about everything: beer, wine, gin, brandy, vodka, scotch, whisky, mixers, even some snacks.

And, thankfully, the cannabis delivery places are still in business and delivering.

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#26 Macutchi
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yeah i rock my n95 masks whenever i go to the shop or petrol station. bought some for my family but none of them wear them. ingrates

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#27 Hallenbeck77  Moderator
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In Honolulu, they enacted a temporary order today that anyone out in public conducting business (going to the store, etc) or riding public transportation must have a mask or face covering. I have something for now, but I ordered a balacalava from Amazon yesterday. Should get it soon.

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#28 warmblur
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Yes and no, yes when I go out to the grocery store but no if I'm outside going for a walk I want to breath in the fresh air while I take a break from quarantine.

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#29 tocool340
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Nope....

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#30 Serraph105
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Yes, I wear a mask and gloves when I go out, and I trash the gloves as soon as I leave whatever store I go to. I honestly feel super self-conscious when I walk around a store with a mask on, something I didn't expect to feel, but not getting sick and dying is more important than how I feel about wearing something.

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No. I have no interest in them.

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#32 Byshop  Moderator
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@mrbojangles25 said:

Yup. If I don't it's a $600 fine if I read the statement correctly.

Thanks, California.

Also I am still able to work on-site so my company is having us wear them as well. It's awful. I mean I support it don't get me wrong, but god damn wearing a mask is annoying as hell, especially at my job where it's hot, steamy, dirty, and I'm generally breathing hard and sweating a lot.

@Byshop said:
@vfighter said:

@Byshop: Our liquor stores are shut down. :( They are now selling it online, but since they have never done it before its a total cluster fk.

What is carried in liquor stores for you vs in markets? Here the only thing we can get in markets is beer. Everything else is liquor store territory.

As far as I can tell, everything.

BevMo, a giant liquor store chain in the US, just got on DoorDash for deliveries. I went on there and looked and they have just about everything: beer, wine, gin, brandy, vodka, scotch, whisky, mixers, even some snacks.

And, thankfully, the cannabis delivery places are still in business and delivering.

Yeah if it's Cali you're fine but in the US who can sell what varies heavily by state, which is something even people in the US don't always realize unless they make a habit of traveling around a lot. I (used to) travel as part of my job and the first thing I'd have to figure out when I landed is where I was going to find my evening bottle of wine. Some states sell wine is supermarkets and gas stations, while others restrict wine sales to liquor stores only. Some states have privately owned liquor stores, while in others the only liquor stores are actually state government run. Some states allow beer sales in markets, while others only allow 3.2% alcohol beer. In some states it's 3.2% be weight while others it's 3.2% by volume, which is apparently not the same thing. In New Jersey, liquor licenses for restaurants are incredibly expensive so customers are allowed to bring their own bottles and pay the restaurant an "uncorking fee". In Oklahoma, liquor stores are not allowed to carry anything that's not alcohol whatsoever because they were afraid that liquor stores would run convenience stores out of business. You can buy a bottle of wine but to buy an opener you'd need to go to a different store. It's crazy how all over the map it is even within the same country.

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I work in a grocery store, so myself and all co-workers aren't allowed to wear a face mask of any kind, simply because it makes us grocery workers look like we're sick with something or other. We have to keep 2 metres apart from the customers while as much as possible and keep that distance from co-workers from other departments. Pain in the behind. But any other time I wear a face mask outside work and out of my apartment.

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#34 MirkoS77
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Grocers in my area require all customers to to enter.

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It's mandatory now or else it's a $1,000 fine. I been wearing a mask and honestly hate it. I can't breathe with it so gonna buy a cloth mask as these surgical mask look weird.

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#36 Byshop  Moderator
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@brimmul777 said:

I work in a grocery store, so myself and all co-workers aren't allowed to wear a face mask of any kind, simply because it makes us grocery workers look like we're sick with something or other. We have to keep 2 metres apart from the customers while as much as possible and keep that distance from co-workers from other departments. Pain in the behind. But any other time I wear a face mask outside work and out of my apartment.

That's not a great policy.

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#37 uninspiredcup
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No need, most people have common sense and actually do keep a distance. Delivery men especially run away like a nuclear bomb is about to go off, kinda funny.

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#38 Sevenizz
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@brimmul777: May I ask what kind of grocery store isn’t allowing their employees to wear masks? That doesn’t even sound legal in this climate. As a customer, I fell safer when employees take precautions as I and many others do.

You gotta think many new cases are streaming out of grocery stores. It’s one of the four establishments that’s allowed to remain open right now.

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I'm immune to the virus.

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@pillarrocks said:

It's mandatory now or else it's a $1,000 fine. I been wearing a mask and honestly hate it. I can't breathe with it so gonna buy a cloth mask as these surgical mask look weird.

What asshole of the world do you live in?

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#41  Edited By killerfist
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No, it's not mandatory where I live. And in my daily life, there is no need for it yet I think. I go grocery shopping once a week, and besides working, I'm pretty much only at home.

The grocery stores I go to are safe enough. There is a max limit of customers allowed in, and all contact points are well cleaned.

I would probably use one if I were to use public transport.

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#42 BenjaminBanklin
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If I go to the store or somewhere public, then yes. But I rarely leave. I notice other people wearing them more too. It's more effective when everyone wears them, mainly for keeping the nastiness from going out than in. Unfortunately, many don't still. Conclude you're a carrier, mask up.

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@Sevenizz: I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I honestly think it's silly to not wear a face mask, but I don't make the rules and regulations, I just follow them.

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@brimmul777 said:

@Sevenizz: I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I honestly think it's silly to not wear a face mask, but I don't make the rules and regulations, I just follow them.

Calgary has more than half the cases, and deaths, in Alberta. I work retail too, in Edmonton. It's not required to wear masks but they do encourage it. They certainly don't discourage it. I already have to wear a mask because I work in a sterile room.

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#45 brimmul777
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@SOedipus: I work in Save on Foods in Calgary, and to tell you the truth we aren't allowed to wear any type of face masks as long as we are in the store. I have spoken to the store manager myself, he has said that it makes the employee of the store like they are sick with the COVID-19. I know that the management have had the face mask wearing question in their meetings, and have decided it makes us workers look more sick than not. I don't agree with this approach, I think everyone should have to wear it. There is a few co-workers who wear a visor, but no face mask as of yet. My manager said that it scares off the customer more so if they'd see us wearing one. I think it's silly for us not to have to, but I don't make the decisions in the store.

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We have to here. I don’t want to get shot

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#47 AFBrat77
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In enclosed public areas.....yes

In wide open areas outside......no

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@dave123321:

New York?

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yes in Singapore.

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